Figures made of plastic celluloid. Theodoropoulos, the shadow player was the first who introduced the first kind of special celluloid and brought it from U.S.A. in 1923.
The professions of Karagiozis:
figures from classic comedies and plays, made by Eugenios Spatharis (1973 – 1988) .
Karagiozis the Magician
Karagiozis the Prophet
Karagiozis the Doctor
Karagiozis the Workman
Karagiozis at Court
Karagiozis the Bride
Karagiozis’ donkey (his Mercedes)
Karagiozis the Shepherd
Karagiozis the Clown
Karagiozis the Musician
Karagiozis the Repairer
Karagiozis the Veterinarian
Karagiozis the Fakir
GREEK MYTHOLOGY: KARAGIOZIS AND THE “ODYSSEY”
Figures made by Eugenios Spatharis inspired from the mythic Homer’s “Odyssey” in 1984.
Odysseus as a beggar
Odysseus (the King of Ithaca )
Penelope (Odysseus’ wife)
Karagiozis as a hostler
Morfonios as one of Penelope’s suitors
Odysseus blinds the one-eyed Cyclop, Polyphemus
Odysseus escapes from the cave of Polyphemus
GREEK MYTHOLOGY: “THE EXPLOITS OF HERACLES” – “PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA”
Figures made by Eugenios Spatharis in 1984.
Andromeda – Perseus’ wife
The winged Perseus – Son of Zeus by Danae
Perseus, Andromeda and Karagiozis on the winged Pegasus
Gorgon Medusa slain by Perseus
One of the voracious Stymphalian Birds
The slaying of the Lernean Hydra by Heracles
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GREEK MYTHOLOGY: “DAEDALUS AND ICARUS” – THESEUS AND MINOTAURUS”
Figures made by Eygenios Spatharis in 1985.
Daedalus – Skilful Athenian craftsman who built the Labyrinth for the King Minos
Icarus – The son of Daedalus
The faithful nursemaid of the palace
The wings of Icarus are melting
Theseus – Great Attic hero, king of Athens who slew the Minotaur of Crete
Minos – The king of Crete
Theseus and Minotaur
Ariadne and the clue of thread – Daughter of King Minos who helped Theseus to slay the Minotaur.
“THE BIRDS” OF ARISTOPHANES (444 – 380 B.C. – ATHENIAN COMIC DRAMATIST, AUTHOR OF COMEDIES)
Karagiozis as a bird
THE TRAGEDY OF EURIPIDES “IFIGENIA AT AULIS ”
Figures made by Eugenios Spatharis in 1978.
The seer Calchas
Iphigenia (The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra)
The hind of goddess Artemis
Menelaus (The brother of Agamemnon – King of Sparta)
Achilles (King of the Myrmidons)
Agamemnon (King of Mycenae and commander of the Greek expedition against Troy )
The comedy of Aristophanes, “Frogs” (performed in 1978 with a great success by Eugenios Spatharis (Music: Dimitris Lekkas, Dialogues: Giorgos Pavrianos – Eugenios Spatharis).
Mikis Theodorakis, (great Greek musician and composer) as “Aeschylus”
Manos Chatzidakis, (great Greek musician and composer) as “Euripides”
Charon, The Minister of Civilization – Sior Dionysius and Karagiozis
SHOW – CASE I
Figures of colour cardboard made by Eugenios Spatharis from the play “Erotokritos” in 1988. The performance was based on the popular Cretan poem “Erotokritos” written by V. Kornaros.
SHOW – CASE II
Old designs and scripts of Karagiozis published in 1930 by “Aghira” and by “Saliveros” Editions, for children and parents giving them the opportunity to prepare their own shadow theatre.
SHOW – CASE II
Shadow figures made by children showing their love to their Greek hero, Karagiozis. <>/p